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I lost a good friend/band mate last night... :-(

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tah1962, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    A very good friend, and band mate from (2007-2017) passed away last night. Back in August of 2019 he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He went through massive chemo treatments and eventually an 8 hour surgery. Everything looked good after the surgery and the doctors thought that they got it all.

    Three months ago he went in for a PET scan and the cancer was back and had spread to other parts of his body. He was put in hospice on Tuesday this week. I was going to go see him yesterday morning but his wife said he had taken a turn for the worst and only immediate family could be with him. He passed away around 10 p.m. last night. He was only 40 years old. :(

    As I reflect on this Thanksgiving morning, I am thankful to have known him and that he was a part of my life. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

    R.I.P. Bill Mount...Love you brother.
     
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    I am sorry for your loss
     
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    That's rough.
     
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    Very sad to read this. Thoughts and prayers to you, your friend and his family. I have a friend who had the same diagnosis and is going through a relapse. Only 40 young years young with a family. My condolences.
     
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  5. Wulf

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    Always saddening to hear stories of tragedy and loss
    my heart goes out to you
    cancer is respecter of age or circumstance
    i have been there my friend...chin up
     
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    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    So sad, especially since it was so close to Thanksgiving. Fortunately, for those of us who believe in Him, his life's journey has only just begun!
     
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    That sucks man, I’m sorry for your loss.
     
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    Thank you for sharing. It s difficult to find gratitude when grief is fresh. Don’t skip the grief, walk through it and find gratitude on the other side.
     
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    very sorry for your loss, tah
     
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  10. tah1962

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    Thank you. He did believe, as do I, so I know he is in a better place today.
     
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    I lost a very good friend to the self same thing
    he was a great mate and a big pot of wisdom and generosity
    i also lost my missus 25 yrs ago to sarcomatosis
    i understand your pain at the loss of a great pal
    Skol
    Wulf
     
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  12. tah1962

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    Thanks Wulf. Sorry to hear for your losses.
     
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    Sorry for you loss.
     
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  14. Wulf

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    Thank you my good man
    never mind me...but a problem shared n all that
    celebrate the memories and I raise a cup of mead to all our lost loved ones
    Skol
    Wulf
     
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  15. tah1962

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    Amen brother.
     
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    Sorry for your loss, very difficult losing a good friend.

    Our band lost our former lead singer ( after she left us to try singing in San Francisco, maybe 2005) in 2016 to colon cancer.
     
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    Lost a good friend to lung cancer a few years ago. He was a trooper and fought until the end.
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is so terribly sad.
    My condolences to you and to his family.
    I’ve just turned 40, so that reminds how it’s important to enjoy life.
     
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